Minolta AF 100mm F2.8 Macro A-mount lens review by Ome_Joop

reviewer#4627 date: Jan-4-2009
sharpness: 5
color: 5
build: 5
distortion: 5
flare control: 5
overall: 5
tested on:
  • film camera:Film camera
  • APS-C: 6MP6 MP; 10MP10 MP; 12MP12 MP; 14MP14 MP; 16MP16 MP; 20MP20 MP; 24MP24 MP
  • full frame: 12MP12 MP; 24MP24 MP; 36MP36 MP; 42MP42 MP; 61MP61 MP
ownership:I own this lens
compared to:Nothing, never owned any real Macro lens before
price paid:395 Euro
positive:Sharp
Heavy Metal
Good build
negative:What a price!
Thin type focus ring (old style)
comment:My first (and only) real macro lens used zooms and other primes to do that before.
I went for the old type because all my other minolta lenses are the old first AF ones so this one really fits in.
Easily the sharpest lens I own.
AF is slow but workable (altough it hunts at times) but who needs AF with a macro anyway?
Hood is good but i rather would have had a pinch type fit.

rating summary

lens image
  • total reviews: 81
  • sharpness: 4.96
  • color: 4.99
  • build: 4.81
  • distortion: 4.96
  • flare control: 4.83
  • overall: 4.91
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